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International Rose Test Garden

400 Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
(503) 823-3636
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Ranked #3 of 301 attractions in Portland
Type: Gardens
Traveler Description:  This is definitely a "must-see" while visiting Portland.  There is no admission fee.  Stroll through the gorgeous rose gardens here.  If it is a... more »
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The parking can be tricky when it's crowded on nice weekends--otherwise, the Rose Garden is such a wonderful destination, in Forest Park across from the Japanese Garden (another wonderful must-see) and near the Oregon Zoo. Allow about 1-1/2 hours to wander and appreciate the beauty and the small gift shop, unless you are a rose collector or serious gardener--then you... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Visiting this garden is such a delightful way to spend time. It is well organized and vwery educational.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

There was so many different varieties of roses and all in bloom! It was one of the most beautiful array of colors that I have ever seen! If you're a fan of roses this is a must see attraction!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

One of the prettiest gardens. Miles of roses of every color and variety. I think it is near Mount Tabor.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Such a treasure. We spent hours here just breathing in the roses and taking incredible pictures. Could easily have spent hours more just taking it all in.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

There is a reason this is called the city of roses. This is a great place to take your out of town friends to show them what portland looks like from above.

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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

When the roses are in bloom, it is breathtaking. Walk and sniff, find the names and autographs of all Rose Festival Princesses or sit a while and just look at the riot of color.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

In rose season this garden is spectacular, hundreds of roses and it is on a hill with a great view of the city and Mt. Hood in the distance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you are in Portland in the late spring or summer you must go to this rose garden...if you like gardens. Lovely walk through hundreds of exceptionally tended Roses and also a fantasic view!

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Hillsboro, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Portland is the "Rose City" and the largest collection of the namesake flower is located in Washington Park, in the west hills of Portland. Besides the beds and beds and beds of roses, generally 8 to 10 plants of each species, the views of Mt. Hood to the east are stunning. Of course a rose garden is best appreciated when... More

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